Features

A Trip of a Lifetime: The Boy Scout Horse Camp on the Mt. Hood National Forest

This highlights the great Boy Scout Horse Camp program hosted by the Mt. Hood National Forest. Get the inside look at what the program has meant to participants, hte Forest Service, and the coordinator in this video with a beautiful campground backdrop.

Responsible Target Shooting: Doing it Right

This video explains why the Mt. Hood National Forest has rules on target shooting. A district ranger and a long time target shooter on public lands explain why being a responsible target shooter is so important.

People Put to Work Building Twenty-two Trail Bridges on Mt. Hood National Forest

Twenty-two new bridges were recently constructed on trails which serve hikers, mountain bikers. and equestrians.  The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act funded the work simultaneously putting people to work.

Bagby Hot Springs: a great place to soak, hike, and camp

The Bagby Hot Springs and Campground are great places to visit in the Mt. Hood National Forest. From over a century now, these springs have been recreational destinations and now with Mt. Hood Recreation Service's help, the springs will be cleaner, safer, and more functional than ever!

The People's Forest: Volunteering for the Mt. Hood National Forest

This video highlights many of the opportunities for the public to volunteer on their Mt. Hood National Forest. From trail work to mountain biking crews to backcountry horsemen, this video shows that there's a volunteer opportunity to fit anybody's interest.

Over 600 Cords of Firewood Gathered from the Barlow Ranger District

Hundreds of people will be able to enjoy cozy fires this winter due to a partnership between Wasco County and the Mt. Hood National Forest.

Junior Snow Rangers

This video highlights the US Forest Service's Junior Snow Ranger progra: a great way for kids to get involved in helping to keep their forests safe, healthy, and vibrant for everyone.

Jumpstarting Fish Habitat: The Story of Still Creek

This video highlights the restoration efforts on Still Creek on Mt. Hood National Forest. Greg Wanner, the supervisory fish biologist for the Mt. Hood NF talks us through the process he and his team took to reactivate the side channels that are excellent spawning and feeding grounds for native fish.

A Big Fish Story: Saving Endangered Fish on the Mt. Hood National Forest

This video shows the importance of monitoring the populations of endangered fish on the Mt. Hood National Forest. The smolt trapping program highlighted in this video is just one of the many programs the Mt. Hood sponsors to ensure we have healthy fish populations long into the future.

Winter Trails: A Grand Day for a Snowshoe Adventure

This video highlights the annual Winter Trails event held at the White River Sno-Park in Oregon. Many people experience the thrill of snowshoeing for the first time at this event, where several hundred people from all over the Portland metropolitan area enjoyed the sunshine and the great opportunity to do some wintertime outdoor recreation.

Restored Oregon stream welcomes home threatened fish

As reported earlier this year, after nearly a century, a five-mile stretch of the Lower Oak Grove Fork of Oregon’s Clackamas River will have native fish swimming year-round in this restored stream once again. And now, eight months since more water has been flowing down the Fork, all signs are good that that’s exactly what is happening.

Students Speak: Learning about Watersheds in the Real World

The Mt. Hood National Forest partnered with several other organizations to offer over 60 high school students a chance to conduct real scientific studies in several areas in the region regarding watershed health. This video tells about the program and what participants gained from it.

Trash Clean-up, Fish Mitigation, Trail Maintenance and what Made it all Possible

The Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000 was enacted to provide temporary funding to help rural communities make the transition through precipitous declines in the natural-resource economy, particularly in forest-dependent communities of the West.

Trail Volunteers Discuss the Future of Trail Work for Mt. Hood National Forest

Over a dozen trail maintenance volunteers representing seven organizations met at Cloud Cap Inn nestled in the upper foothills of Mt. Hood to discuss the future of trail work on the Mt. Hood National Forest.

Bull Trout Released after nearly 50 Year Absence

 

Several adult bull trout were released into the Clackamas River on the Mt. Hood National Forest on Thursday, June 30th culminating nearly 50 years of efforts to bring this native species back to its natural habitat. The adult trout, some measuring as large as 30 inches, were brought to the predetermined release site by truck and then were lowered into the water in coolers. The bull trout, historically, play a significant role in many of Oregon’s rivers ecosystems including the Clackamas but the last known individual was seen in 1963. A few months after this initial release, 1,000 juvenile bull trout as well as 25 additional adults and 30 sub-adults will be released.